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Vol 9, #31 - Bike Week 2012

Velo Cape Breton is the Island wide voice of cyclists, working for better cycling in our great Island. We have made significant progress since our formation in 2004.  Visit our website that will introduce you to some of our activities.   If you have any questions, suggestions, or want to contribute to this eNewsletter,  please contact us at (902) 562-8137 or


Joining VCB is a proof of support to the community development and advocacy work done by the hard working volunteers of this club.  Your $10. will go a long way.  It's your 2012 legacy to the rising generation.  To join click here.

Help us make Cape Breton Island a better place to live!

In this Edition

  • Editorial
  • Rides Captain Corner
  • Heads Up!
  • Your VCB Membership Card
  • AT NS E-News
  • Wanted - Wanted
  • Why Marry?


My old bike has a new owner. Rather sad seeing it go. So many good times on it.

  -   Cycle Sojourner (Matt Caluda) 




"To know where you're going look where you come from".  Looking back to the last nine years and seeing the phenomenal uphill progress cycling has made. one can see the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.   The amazing 2012 Bike Week schedule is not only a testimony of the great engagement and accomplishments by many advocates, volunteers, believers, deciders, policy makers but also offers tens of opportunities for each and everyone in the active living community to be very proud and participate in good cheers in the celebration.



Press Release:

CBRM has partnered with ACAP Cape Breton, Velo Cape Breton, FrameWork Racing, AcTraC, Canadian Diabetes Association, CBC and YMCA to host Bike Week 2012. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, a creative commuter, a weekend warrior or a rookie rider, Bike Week 2012 has fun and informative events for everyone! Bike Week 2012’s goal is to encourage participation in cycling throughout CBRM by hosting events in a safe and supportive setting.

Bike Week 2012’s schedule includes week-long initiatives such as a commuter challenge, Ride the Bus with Your Bike for Free and the One-Metre Rule Campaign. It also includes introduction to cycling classes, kids’ cycling skills rodeo, races and relaxed rides. Many events during Bike Week 2012 are free of charge. 

ACAP Cape Breton’s Commuter Breakfast on Monday, June 4 will include presentations of the individual, organization and business winners in this year’s Bike Week Awards. 


Check the schedule of events in the .pdf attached.  There's something for each and everyone of you. 



The Countdown has started for the FIRST Lobster Roll Relay...

All registrations received will enter for a draw of half-dozen lobsters on:

Friday, June 1st:  The Eagle Radio 103.5 FM, Sydney at  8:15 am

Friday, June 1st:  The Coast Radio 89.7 FM, Glace Bay at  4:30 pm

Friday, June 8th: CBC Radio 105.1 FM / 1140 AM, Sydney
Friday, June 8th:  The Coast 89.7 FM, Glace Bay
Friday, June 8th:  The Eagle Radio 103.5 FM, Sydney

Friday, June 14th:  CBC Radio 105.1 FM / 1140 AM, Sydney.  

Register early to increase your chances!  

Online registration, Adult VCB members,  Adult non-VCB,  under 19 yrs old.

More information :  FAQ -  Frequently Asked Questions

See you there!


See the Lobster Roll Relay FB event page...



Your VCB Membership Card carries several privileges, some of which are discounts at participating retail stores and businesses.

Latest addition to the list: 

North River Kayak Tours is offering Velo Cape Breton Members a 15% discount on our guided 1/2 and Full Day Kayak Tours. Join Angelo and his crew for a paddle this summer.



by:  Janet Barlow

Active Transportation NS is a monthly e-newsletter produced by the Ecology Action Centre with support from the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. Its aim is to support the active transportation (AT) movement in Nova Scotia and share local walking and cycling news, events and resources with interested folks all over the province. 

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We're looking for a child carrier (the type that is mounted on the bike) and / or a bike trailer for one or two children. If anyone has one they'd like to sell they can reach us at this email or by calling 270-5040. We'd also love to hear from parents who might have a particular product recommendation on either of the above. 

Thanks so much!




You have two choices in life:

You can stay single and be miserable,

or get married and wish you were dead.



At a cocktail party, one woman said to another,

”Aren't you wearing your wedding ring on the wrong finger?”;

”Yes, I am. I married the wrong man.”;



A lady inserted an ad in the classifieds:

”Husband Wanted”.

Next day she received a hundred letters.

They all said the same thing:

”You can have mine.”;



When a woman steals your husband,

there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.



A woman is incomplete until she is married. Then she is finished.



A little boy asked his father,

”Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?”;

Father replied, “I don't know son, I'm still paying.”;



A young son asked,

”Is it true Dad, that in some parts of Africa

a man doesn't know his wife until he marries her?”;

Dad replied, “That happens in every country, son.”;




Jacques Cote

Editor, Velo Cape Breton eNewsletter

May 31st, 2012

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